As sexual and reproductive health experts continue to study COVID-19’s impact on efforts to accurately and effectively trace and detect sexually transmitted infections, Advocates for Youth today announced the launch of its #DoGoodFeelGood campaign aimed at increasing young people’s access to condoms and sexual health knowledge, as well as masks.
Repro Blueprint: “President Biden’s Executive Actions on Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice are a Good First Step”
Advocates for Youth applauds President Biden for taking the first steps to undo the harms of the previous administration’s dangerous and restrictive policies that robbed countless people of the right to control their own bodies and access sexual and reproductive health care, including abortion.
100 Organizations Call for Swift Expansion of Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice by Biden Administration in Ad Published in Washington Post
Today, the Blueprint for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice, representing more than 100 bold, progressive organizations, published a full-page ad in the Washington Post highlighting top priorities for the Biden-Harris administration to swiftly expand access to sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice.
New research: Quality sex education has broad, long-term benefits for young people’s’ physical and mental health
". Our research found that sex education has the potential do so much more. The impact of quality sex education that addresses the broad range of sexual health topics extends beyond pregnancy and STIs and can improve school success, mental health, and safety. As with all other areas of the curriculum, building an early foundation and scaffolding learning with developmentally appropriate content and teaching are key to long-term development of knowledge, attitudes, and skills that support healthy sexuality."
On International Pronouns Day, New Report Documents Transgender Student’s of Color Health Disparities
“The On All Sides report is being released at a critical juncture in our nation’s history. At a time when transgender people and people of color are fighting for their rights and lives, this report is focused exclusively on the health risks and outcomes of transgender students of color,” said Mary Beth Szydlowski (she/her), Associate Director, Healthy and Supportive Schools, at Advocates for Youth.
The Blueprint for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Releases First Priorities for an Incoming Administration
Today, the Blueprint for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice released First Priorities, a detailed punch list of executive and agency actions for the opening days of an incoming administration.